Frank Delaney's Re: Joyce
Re: Joyce! On the international literary feast day of Bloomsday 2010, we launched a podcast to commemorate James Joyce's mighty novel, "Ulysses", the action of which took place in 18 hours of June 16, 1904. Every week you'll find a five-minute mini-essay from me designed to take you through the novel that's on every list of the greatest books ever written. And as Ulysses runs to some 375,000 words, and I mean to go through it sentence by sentence if I have to, in order to convey the full brilliance of this novel - and the enjoyment to be had from it - I'll be podcasting for some time to come! It's such an absorbing book, it's got diamond mines of references, it's so compassionate, so tender, so moving, so funny - and most of us never know that, because most of us have long been daunted by it. No need to be afraid any more - that is, if you make a habit of listening to these podcasts.

Still Proteus, still on Sandymount Strand, Stephen watches the "gypsy woman" pass. The handmaid of the moon. Bride-, child-, and death-beds.

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The couple passes Stephen on the beach, and he wonders if the woman wonders about him - or his hat. Saint James, Hamlet, and Eve.

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A bit of song: The Rogue's Delight and The Canting Academy. Morose delectation. Stephen muses on monkwords versus roguewords.

Direct download: re_Joyce_140_Prayers_and_Slang.mp3
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Stephen contemplates the lingo of rogues, and Frank introduces us to Thomas Harman and Richard Head.

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